Certificate of Merit in Floral Design

Become a part of one of the Northeast’s most respected and forward-thinking floral design programs with diverse courses and lectures focusing on the art and science of floriculture.

Certificate Requirements

Please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet.

Core Courses

  • Basic Floral Design I (Begin the Certificate of Merit program with Basic Floral Design I. Other core courses may be taken in any order, in any time period.)
  • Basic Floral Design II
  • Advanced Floral Design I
  • Advanced Floral Design II
  • Introduction to Ikebana
  • Floral Design Lecture


Minimum of seven credits

  • A selection of elective courses will be offered every year. These offerings are subject to change from year to year. Each elective is one credit unless otherwise noted.

Floral Design Certificate Exam

  • Students are eligible to take the certificate exam after all requirements have been met.

Completion of Certificate

Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of our graduates! If you have completed the requirements for one of our Certificates of Merit, join us for a celebration on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to continuingeducation@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.